Not every customer is interested in a geothermal heating and cooling system. They’re expensive to install, they don’t fit every home situation, and sometimes their complicated nature can go over people’s heads. We understand that, and we’re never going to push a system onto a customer who doesn’t want it. However, we’d like to try talking about some of the unique perks this system offers.
Over the past decade, geothermal heating and cooling units have gotten more affordable, more efficient, and more powerful. They’re top contenders when compared to some of the other state-of-the-art, high-efficiency HVAC systems, so we’d like to argue that they might be perfect for some of our customers.
So, put your geologist helmets on and take out your notebook, because we’re going to learn about geothermal heating and cooling in Warsaw, IN, and why you might want one installed on your property.
How It Works
Let’s start with the basics. A geothermal heating and cooling system is composed of two major parts, the ground lines and the heat pumps.
The ground lines are basically lines of water or refrigerant that run directly beneath your home to reach several feet below the earth’s outer crust. This is where all of the ambient heat energy is stored that your home will hope to use to keep you comfortable at a low cost.
Then, the heat pump systems will run the cooling or heating process, transferring the heat to or from the underground reserves depending on the setting on your thermostat. And there you go, cheap and easily accessible heating and cooling from directly below your home!
Now, let’s talk about some of the perks this system grants you.
Superior Energy Efficiency
If you thought that air-sourced heat pumps were efficient, wait until you see the efficiency ratings of ground-sourced systems! The heat energy underground is just more reliable to use than the heat in the atmosphere, meaning your heat pumps won’t have to work very hard to keep your home comfortable no matter how hot or cold it is outside.
It’s true that no matter what type of heat pump you invest in, the heat pumps themselves will only last between 10-15 years. However, the ground lines that source the heat for your heat pumps will last a very long time.
It’s true, many ground lines that feed into geothermal heating and cooling systems can last upwards of 50 years. Not much goes on underground, and those lines are protected from weathering elements, which means that they’ll stay nice and sturdy for almost a lifetime!
Comfort Through All Seasons
The weather can be very unpredictable these days. It feels like there’s a heatwave, ice storm, or blizzard happening pretty much every other week. This can be a nightmare for people who are trying to be efficient with their heating or cooling.
Geothermal systems simply don’t depend on outside conditions to keep your home comfortable. The underground elements of the system will always be a mild temperature, so you’ll always have access to efficient comfort.
Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning can install your next geothermal unit. Contact us today! Colliers—A company you’ve grown to trust.